Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Your blind devotion is the key, To save your soul eternally

America's latest Elmer Gantry thinks he's on a Crusade:
Huckabee Steps Back Into the Pulpit at Evangelical Church in N.H.

[...]
But instead this small evangelical congregation heard from a different special guest: Baptist minister and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, who delivered a sermon of more than 20 minutes on how to be part of "God's Army" in the middle school cafeteria where the congregation meets.

"When we become believers, it's as if we have signed up to be part of God's Army, to be soldiers for Christ," Huckabee told the enthusiastic audience.
[...]
"When you give yourself to Christ, some relationships have to go," he said. "It's no longer your life; you've signed it over."

Likening service to God to service in the military, Huckabee said "there is suffering in the conditioning for battle" and "you obey the orders."
[...]
In contrast, however, this relatively new congregation does not own a building -- there is a large sanctuary at his Arkansas church -- so more than 200 people sat in folding chairs in the large cafeteria, with the lunch tables used during the school week stacked against the wall.
Umm, I have a few questions.

Why is a church allowed to meet in a public school?

Why is a tax exempt church allowed to endorse a political candidate?

Why does god need an army if he is all powerful?

And why, oh why, oh why, do people who preach violence, retribution and hatred think they speak for Jesus and/or god?



Cross posted at VidiotSpeak